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Fischer Introduces Next Generation Vacuum Fit Technology in Alpine Ski Boots for Winter 13/14


Auburn, NH (October 23, 2013) – Lingering thoughts of last season’s boot pain still got you down? Fischer Sports has the answer and is once again pushing alpine ski boot technology to the next level by introducing next generation Vacuum Fit technology. For winter 2013/14, Fischer Vacuum Fit boots feature Ultralon liners with a lycra-neoprene toebox, plus additional last width sizing to increase custom fit capabilities and warmth in all boot models across the Vacuum Fit family. 

Fischer’s Vacuum Fit technology was a worldwide sensation last year. Fischer Vacu-Plast material enables for the first time a completely anatomical adjustment of the full boot shell and liner with a quality never reached before.

“Until Vacuum Fit technology was introduced recently, the progression of Alpine ski boot technology was a little stale,” says Fischer Sports Director of Alpine Marketing and Product, Matt Berkowitz. “With the new Ultralon liner and improved toebox, Vacuum Fit boots are going to adapt better to wider feet, while increasing warmth. We now truly have a customizable boot for every level of skier.”

“Park and pipe skiing is extremely tough on our bodies,” says Fischer athlete Joss Christensen. “It’s crucial to have a boot that allows me to have the absolute most control over my skiing, while still being comfortable. Vacuum Fit boots are the answer.”

The Fischer Ranger Pro 13 Vacuum and Women’s Trinity 110 Vacuum

Fischer Vacu-Plast Revolutionary Features:

  • Thermoformable at 80 Celsius with Fischer Vacuum Fit process
  • Less weight (-15 %)
  • Vibration damping better than conventional PU
  • Temperature stability from +20C to -20C degrees. Twice as stable as conventional PU
  • Adaptive last: the shell adapts to the shape of your foot by up to +/- 5 mm according to foot width/shape
  • Adjustable Forward Lean: the forward lean of the boot can be adapted from 14 – 17 degrees according to skiing ability

For Winter 13/14 Vacuum Fit is available in 13 Fischer ski boot models: Ranger 12 Vacuum, Ranger Pro 13 Vacuum, Ranger 11 Vacuum, RC4 PRO 150/130 Vacuum, RC4 140 Vacuum, RC4 100 JR Vacuum, RC4 130 Vacuum, RC4 110 Vacuum, Hybrid 12+ Vacuum, Hybrid 9+ Vacuum, Hybrid W 10 Vacuum, Hybrid W 8+ Vacuum and the Trinity 110 Vacuum. New last width sizing is 95, 98, 101, and 103mm.

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About Fischer Sports

Looking forward to its 90th anniversary, Fischer Sports to this day has retained its identity as an independent, family business. Founded in 1924 by Josef Fischer, who began making handcarts and sleds in a barn, Fischer Sports has become successful on an international scale through a symbiosis of tradition, pioneering and technological advancement. Today Fischer Sports is a full-range supplier for both Alpine and Nordic skiing equipment and have made it their mission to offer the many different types of skiers more than just an outstanding product, but sophisticated technology and design that allows them to have an unforgettable skiing experience.